Bloomberg Law on Uber Litigation
August 28, 2018
Uber Technologies, Inc. agreed to settle a lawsuit by drivers who say the company’s practice of paying based on upfront fare estimates shorted drivers on pay they were due for a trip’s actual time and distance.
Uber started using the upfront pricing model in 2016 because customers like having a fare estimate before committing to a ride, Bloomberg News reported last year. The company previously used a system similar to a traditional taxi meter that charged an amount at the end of the ride based on time and distance.